This remarkable cassowary dagger is made out of a section of the large leg bone from a cassowary, a large flightless bird that lives in New Guinea, Indonesia. The dagger tapers to a point at one end. The top has been well decorated with old beads, braided fibers and cassowary feathers. Locally known as Pi Pisuwe, normally carried by the Asmat people and used only in ritual killings. However, this piece had been turned into a special item. A strand of Lumi Conus Shells Currency is attached along the back of the dagger, making it very valuable and a meaningful item. It was then presented to the bride as a wedding gift or dowry.
An amazing piece to have on shelf in any part of your home as a decorative item, highly collectible! Ready to display, at your lovely home, office or even your own private gallery.
Height 50cm (Including Standee)
Length 5cm (Top of Dagger)
Weight 0.7kg (Excluding Packing)